Welcome to the Sunday evening open thread.
I spent most of this week in Chicago on a business trip. Only my second time there, and my first time in the downtown core – and what a beautiful downtown it is. The river, the lake, the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park… and perfect weather to boot.
The week that was:
RIP to Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in July 1969. I was pretty wee then, but I still remember watching the first moon walk.
More tragic gun violence made even more tragic by the shooting of innocent bystanders - probably by police - in New York.
The US Government may have lied about the real number of civilian deaths in Pakistan from drone attacks. I'm shocked, I tells ya, shocked.
The UN/Iran nuclear talks have broken up. At the same time, Iran has shrouded a suspected nuclear site so that it can no longer be monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Where have we heard stuff like this before? Plus, this. Sigh.
Thirty years later and they're still playing "whodunit" over Natalie Wood's death.
Mark Sanford (remember him?) is getting married. Awwwww. I just love a happy ending.
Three cheers for Nikola Tesla, and kudos to The Oatmeal for Operation Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum, which is reportedly nearing its fundraising goal. Awesome.
And how was YOUR week?